STANLEY FUNDING PANEL – Expressions of Interest

The Town Council has recently announced that the new Stanley Community Fund is now open for applications. The County Durham Community Fund which is administering the fund will oversee an independent funding panel comprised of local people to review applications for funding and make the grant awards.

Applications are now sought from local residents of the Stanley Town Council area who wish to contribute to the area by participating in the funding panel.

The panel will meet locally 3 or 4 times a year to assess applications to the fund, to assess them against relevant criteria and prioritise and agree which projects are funded. Panel members will also participate in monitoring outcomes of the funded projects.

APPLY TO JOIN THE PANEL

 

Stanley Community Fund Open for applications

The Town Council took the decision to use its grant funding budget to establish a community fund in partnership with other local funders 1n 2019. The partners include the Stanley Area Action Partnership, Police & Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg and local MP Kevan Jones. 

Applications for funding from the Stanley Community Fund can be between £2,000 and £10,000. A total of £120,000 in funding will be awarded in 2019/20.

Applications will be assessed in a rolling 3 month application window, with the first awards due to be made in June 2019.

The fund is open for applications NOW. For more information and to apply, please visit the County Durham Community Foundation’s webpage HERE

The Town Council’s own Strategic Fund is also open for applications for small grants of between £250 – £2000. Find out how to apply on our grants page

Stanley Strategic Fund open for Applications!

The Town Council’s new strategic grants fund has been established to provide small cash grants to local community groups, sports clubs and organisations to help them cover their running costs or deliver specific projects. The first application window will open on the 1st April and is open to all relevant groups in the Stanley parish area. For full details and to get an application form, check our Grants page.

Play in the Park Dates Summer 2019

We are pleased to announce the dates and locations for this year’s summer Play in the Park Events, which can be found on our Play in the Park page HERE

Now in our fourth year, the popular free events have become a firm family favourite in Stanley. This year we are bringing an even more diverse mix of activities to the events – the full programmes will be announced closer to the day. For now, just get the dates in your diary!

Announcing Blooming Good Fun 2019!

The Town Council are announcing the return of the ‘Blooming Good Fun’ competition for 2019, this time to support our application for an award in the Northumbria in Bloom competition.

We are hoping to encourage gardeners from right across our Parish to make a special effort to brighten up their surroundings – and everybody else’s by bringing colour and floral displays to Stanley.

Entry is FREE and there are CASH PRIZES to be one.  There are awards for the best garden, tubs, window boxes, back yard, open space or communal space and  businees so it’s open to everybody.

To get an entry form, see our Blooming Good Fun page

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 22nd March 2019

The Annual Meeting of electors will take place next Friday, 22nd March 2019 at the Venue, Tyne Road, Stanley. There will be tea and coffee served from 6pm for a 6.30 pm start. The Council will be launching the new Stanley Community Fund at the meeting, which is a new source of grant funding to support local groups and organisations which will provide £100,000 of support for local community organisations in the year from April. The fund is a true partnership and will see every pound invested by the Town Council matched from contributions from other funders, including Kevan Jones MP who will be speaking at the launch. All local community groups who rely on grant funding or would like financial support should come to the meeting to get full details of how and where to apply for funding. The Council will also give an overview of the work it has done in the last year and our plans for next year.

Full Council Agenda Uploaded 26-2-19

Next week’s Full Council meeting will see the Council considering proposals for a new Community Funding strategy for the Town, discussing a new ‘Miner’s Sunday’ Event to be held on the August Bank Holiday weekend together with other mining heritage initiatives.  The meeting starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

Agenda

Background Papers

All Town Council meetings are open to the public and the public are encouraged to attend.

West Stanley Pit Disaster Memorial, 16th February 2019

Saturday 16th February 2019 will be the 110th Anniversary of the Burns Pit Disaster, one of the worst mining tragedies in British History. The Council is holding a Remembrance Ceremony at the memorial as it does every year (in front of NDA at the site of the pit) to remember the 167 men and boys who died that day and all the men who worked underground in terrible conditions to build our communities. As the anniversary falls on a weekend this year, we hope many residents will be able to attend